Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CubCrafters CC11-160, N111JW: Accident occurred July 09, 2017 in Milesville, Haakon County, South Dakota

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: CEN17LA265
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 09, 2017 in Milesville, SD
Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11-160, registration: N111JW
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 9, 2017, about 1315 mountain daylight time, a Cubcrafters CC11-160 airplane, N111JW, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during cruise flight near Milesville, South Dakota. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Philip Airport (PHP), Philip, South Dakota, about 1300.

The pilot informed Federal Aviation Administration inspectors that the engine lost power without warning during cruise flight. His efforts to restore engine power were not successful and the subsequent forced landing resulted in damage to the fuselage and both wings.

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